KANSAS CITY, Mo. --Almost a year after he suffered an injury to his right knee, Chiefs Pro Bowl outside linebacker Justin Houston will be available for action when the Chiefs host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.
That was good news for the Kansas City defense as two starters are inactive for the game: cornerback Marcus Peters (hip) and defensive end Jaye Howard (hip). The K.C. offense is down a starter as well, with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (groin) sidelined.
Tampa Bay continued to deal with problems on their offensive line as starting left guard Kevin Pamphile (concussion) and center Evan Smith (knee) were listed as inactive players.
Houston, who led the NFL with 22 sacks in 2014, suffered the injury in a game against Buffalo on Nov. 29, 2015. He missed the rest of the regular season, but played in a first-round game in the playoffs against Houston. Surgery was performed involving his ACL in that right knee in mid-February.
Joining Peters, Howard and Maclin on the inactive-player list for the Chiefs were quarterback Tyler Bray, running back Bishop Sankey, guard Mike Person and linebacker Dadi Nicolas.